Men's Volleyball Opens Season

Wolfe named to All-Tournament team
Release Date:
January 24, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Utica, NY – The 2011 Hilbert men’s volleyball season opened this past weekend competing in the six-team SUNYIT tournament January 22 and 23rdDan Wolfe (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) was named to the six-man All-Tournament team as the Hawks had their ups and downs early in the season returning to Western New York 0-4.   

Hilbert’s first match January 22 was against the host institution, SUNYIT. Freshman Adam Weaver (Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) led the Hawks in the 4-set loss (25-20, 25-20, 18-25, 25-21) with 19 kills. Seniors Dan Wolfe had 7 kills with .875 hitting percentage and RJ Sykora (Stow, OH/Stow-Munroe Falls) passed for 30 assists. In the second match of the day, Bard College was too powerful for the Hawks, as they captured the 3-set victory (25-20, 25-18, 25-18).  Sykora again distributed for 21 assists as Weaver finished with 10 kills.

Day two began with a 4-set loss to Sage Colleges (25-16, 21-25, 25-19, 25-21) in an early morning match. Sykora had 5 kills (.500 hitting) to pair with his 39 assists and team-leading 12 digs and Weaver led the offense with 23 kills. Lasell College (Newton, MA) took a quick 3-set win (25-13, 25-18, 25-13) from the Hawks, sending Hilbert home at 0-4 to start the season. 

Stevenson won the tournament with a perfect 4-0 record.  Stevenson freshman Austin Jacoby was named the tournament's most valuable player after registering a hit percentage of .395 and finishing with four-match totals of 71 kills, 23 digs, five total blocks, two assists and one service ace.  Other All-Tournament team members joining Wolfe and Jacoby were Henry Kasiske (Bard), Spencer Parker (Lasell), Spence Hilland (Sage), and Ryan Meller (SUNYIT).

The men’s volleyball team’s home-opener is January 26th against cross-town rival D’Youville College. Match time is set for 7 pm at the Hafner Recreation Center.



Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.